These two photos are sort of a seek and find. Look very carefully at each photo. That’s not a cable or hose in that cactus outside of our window. This guy is about three feet long.
He’s a black racer. Not a venomous snake, he’s a handy fellow in the garden to assist with pest control. They look quite alarming when you are used to garden snakes, but a welcome predator. Although I don’t think the lizards would agree.
Afterwards he slithered off to the bush next to the cactus which was a very important lesson on not sticking your hands inside of bushes without heavy duty gloves when you live in Florida.